Bremen Oktoberfest Begins Today

The three-day event that attracts people from all over to the Town of Bremen begins today.

Oktoberfest starts at 5 p.m. this evening with a choice of shopping at different vendor booths or feasting at over a dozen food vendors available during this event that continues Saturday and Sunday. Many craft ales will be available for tasting. Unique contests await Oktoberfest attendees including the longboard race Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m .and the soap box derby race at 4 p.m. The bed race gets underway Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Oktoberfest concludes Sunday at 5 p.m. in downtown Bremen.

Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said a number of great volunteers take part in this event.

“We have 15 to 18 people who were at most of the meetings that we had monthly,” said Weldy. “You couldn’t do it without those people and I’d like to say a special thank you to all of those people. I won’t name names because I don’t want to forget someone, but they know who they are. They’ve done a great job of setting up everything. It’s been fantastic.”

He said the festival was revived last year and it appears it may be around to stay for many years to come.